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... is there any chance my rheumatologist does the quantitative SSA test and says, "Oh, hey, it's normal! You don't have Lupus or Sjogren's, and you won't have a high risk pregnancy after all!"? ... (2 replies)
... But let's say your two levels are actually "meaningful" even though the rheum isn't finding them "conclusive". ... (1 replies)
... ml. They remain high which does usually indicate MCTD. Also, I have been negative for other tests except for the white and red blood cell tests. ... (9 replies)

... ANA levels are connected to a couple of things, it is sometimes hard to figure things out until you look at it holistically and get the right team of doctors ... ... (2 replies)
... high ana levels and doctors can't figure out anything (2 replies)
ANA levels???
Jun 28, 2004
... Hi! I've received a lot of conflicting information about high ANA, really high, etc. ... (1 replies)
... dsdna levels because I'm not sure how high they were, just that they were high. ... (8 replies)
... Also all her lab levels with lab reference. ... (9 replies)
... Blood was drawn when your levels had dipped. ... (9 replies)
... Bockc, hello & welcome! As Angel said, ANA can be positive in multiple diseases & conditions, thus it's considered to be only a threshold test. Presumably drs. first consider your symptoms & only then decide which add'l, more specific tests to order. That's why we're wondering about symptoms. ANA is also sometimes elevated due to a passing virus, aging, a family... (2 replies)
... Ro positive. ANA levels can be wildly high. A fair percent also have Sjogren's. ... (12 replies)
Feb 7, 2005
... It's amazing how many symptoms occur when your thyroid levels are off. Also, autoimmune thyroid disease can cause high ANA levels. ... (7 replies)
ANA levels???
Jun 28, 2004
... huh. I just found out that my ANA level is 1.160. Is that hight? ... (1 replies)
... hen I do, then I don't...well, you get the picture. I'm back to my original dr now and he of course believes it is lupus. However, the recent tests only showed high ANA levels, high WBC, and high urea or whatever which he said was dehydration. Of course, there is still signs of malnutrition. ... (5 replies)
ANA Levels
Oct 23, 2003
... which he said was high. He said he wasn't going to retest because once your ANA is positive it doesn't change. I thought that those levels can vary. Is this true? ... (3 replies)
ANA levels
Oct 9, 2003
... Long story short was told I did not have lupus other disease. He seemed to think that my high ANA were just normal for me. I get a physical each year and my Dr. ... (0 replies)
ANA question???
Dec 28, 2002
... Just wondering if anyone knows of the coorilation between ANA and Lupus? ... (2 replies)
Possible SLE case?
Aug 11, 2015
... medical help when I started having pain in my joints and exhibiting signs of Raynaud's, which I was later diagnosed with in January. My pediatrician ordered an ANA test, which was positive, and referred me to a rheumatologist, whom I saw in January. ... (5 replies)
... In addition to what Vee has said, you might ask your rheum for xrays of your worst joints. If erosions are seen, it would confirm RA. Some people have a combination of lupus and RA, unofficially called rhupus. I agree celiac testing should be done, and a hepatologist (liver specialist) will probably be needed as well, if your ALT stays elevated. Be sure to avoid alcohol and... (2 replies)
... tests. I can't tell how thoroughly you've been screened for lupus and its close cousins. In the "further tests" that revealed positive ANA and RF, were you also tested for the large array of AB's seen in lupus and its close cousins? ... (2 replies)

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